Yes, they really are.
Delete trainer and all files in
Learn how to make your own Trainer Cleaner for the above paths Here. Link
Reboot PC to clear excess memory, get a fresh copy of latest trainer and extract it. Run trainer as admin, read the instructions and try again. At times, a new game may be needed to resolve failed options if the data in your save file was altered. Use on a new game and test the option. If it now works, quit to main menu and load your save and try it again. May also need to run the game without the trainer first and play a bit so the save file gets updated to use possible new values.
FWIW the editor does appear to work fine (given the minimum conditions of having at least 1 level/point/xp UNTIL you max out all the perks. Once you level up every perk, all of the values other than money and max weight in the editor turn to ?? or go nutty with random numbers. With the delete and redownload, this behavior doesn't happen with the "Player Upgrades" section, but the others it still does.